Second Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser

Second Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser

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St Luke’s Home will partner with Green Things once again to bring you the perfect poinsettias and help St Luke’s Home at the same time! Green Things poinsettias are locally grown at their facilities at the base of the Catalina Foothills. They offer 25,000 high quality plants in a myriad of sizes and colors. Visit their greenhouses to see the growing operation in full holiday swing. It is a busy & exciting time of year! This year, you can pick your poinsettias directly from Green Things, either in person or on their website. For more information and your Green Things Coupon, see our Holiday Poinsettia Fundraiser page. Happy holidays and happy decorating!
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Silver Chef Culinary Competition 2020 – Video

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Thank you for your patience during our technical difficulties on our LIVE October 3, 2020, Silver Chef Culinary Competition Event. We worked very hard to recover the event and piece it together for you all to enjoy. Please note, there are some voiceovers in the content, but it definitely absorbs the essence of that wonderful day. Thank you to our Sponsors and everyone who participated – the chefs, the judges, and St Luke’s Home staff. We appreciate everyone who voted, bought raffle tickets, and donated to this great cause. At this time, the voting and raffle has been concluded. Thank you from all of us at St Luke’s Home. https://youtu.be/B9JTN62DHNQ
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Home is Where the Hugs Are!

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Click here to see KOLD 13 News Clip of the Hug Tunnel Hug Tunnel By Marilyn Gustin, President Elder Council Advisory Board Among the many gifts that Elders at St Luke’s Home receive, the latest is the Hug Tunnel. What a treat for Elders who haven’t seen, much less hugged, loved ones for six months! I was honored to have the opportunity to talk with the many Elders who received a heartfelt hug from loved ones. I am glad to share some of the stories I heard. “Feeling my grandson’s strong arms around me was completely wonderful—tears flowed. And you know I don’t cry.” A couple of hours after her tunnel visit with her daughter, one Elder was still tearing up. “It brought so much joy! I hadn’t realized how much…
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The University of Arizona Wraps Up Summer Program

The University of Arizona Wraps Up Summer Program

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A collaboration with the U of A College of Nursing created opportunities for Elders to Buddy Up with students. The Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE) Program provided iPads for Zoom chats with our Elders during June and July. This was the first Zoom experience for all of the Elders. Student surveys gave the program high praise. “It allowed me to think about answers to ask and gain a lot more experience in a patent care setting." “It was truly amazing!”  “I did not understand how rich older people's lives were. It made me interested to talk with my grandparents about their history.” For the Elders, they report it was comforting to have an outside friend now. They were proud to have contributed to the education of the students. Students created…
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Drive Around Parade

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It was a beautiful, sunny Thursday morning as Elders and Staff cheered and welcomed over 60 vehicles filled with friends, families, volunteers, and supporters of the St Luke’s Home. Balloons, posters, and signs cheered our Elders as well as our parade participants! Horns were honked, cheers rose up, waves and blown kisses were the norm. The parade was led by the Tucson Police Department followed by Parade Marshall Council Member Paul Durham. Thank you to the Classic Chevy Club of Tucson for joining our parade! The parade brought many smiles and happy hearts as these friends of St Luke’s Home, both human and canine, came to send their love and well wishes to the Elders here! We even made the KOLD13 evening News! We are stars! Click here to watch…
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St. Luke’s Home Postpones Chef Event, Cancels Baile de Gracias

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St Luke's Home Postpones Silver Chef Culinary Competition & Cancels 101st Baile de Gracias Dear Friends, Thank you for the outpouring of support regarding the protections St Luke’s Home is implementing during the threat posed by COVID-19. St Luke’s Home believes the safety, health, and well-being of our Elders and Staff are our number one priority, yet we also care about you. To cautiously manage this fast-developing situation, we are postponing the First Annual Silver Chef Culinary Competition until later in the year. We are also regretfully canceling the 101st Baile de Gracias on April 4th, 2020. We understand that many of you bought tickets and donated generously to these events. At this time, we are offering refunds on ticket purchases and event-specific contributions. However, as St Luke’s Home works diligently to protect…
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Dr Linda Hollis meets with Staff and Elders

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March 11, 2020 Dr. Linda Hollis, St. Luke’s Home CEO, met with Staff and the Elders to reiterate: St Luke’s Home believes the safety, health, and well-being of Elders and Staff are our number one priority. There have been no cases at the Home to date; however, we are taking the threat posed by COVID-19 extremely seriously. Effective March 11, 2020: 1)       We are temporarily restricting family members, volunteers, vendors, friends, and visitors access into St. Luke’s Home. Necessary visits by medical personnel will be screened. 2)       Staff are more than happy to make arrangements to help you keep in touch with your loved ones via phone calls and/or electronic communications. 3)       We are canceling Elder field trips and activities outside of the facility and ask that you…
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Don’t Look Away Photo Exhibition

Don’t Look Away Photo Exhibition

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Please join us for a wonderful afternoon. Sunday, November 10th | 2:30 to 4:30 pm St. Luke’s Home, 615 East Adams St., Tucson, AZ Remarkable photographers Kathleen Dreier, Martin Mongan, and Karen Wright share their work, honoring the grace of aging. The result is a powerful visual composition honoring our mission to provide quality of life for low income Elders to age with dignity in an assisted living community. Photo taken by Karen Wright
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Linda Hollis Guest Opinion in Arizona Daily Star

Linda Hollis Guest Opinion in Arizona Daily Star

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In 10 short years, 20% of Arizona’s population will be 65 or older and nearly 30% of these individuals will be living on annual incomes of $25,000 or less. This “tsunami” of baby boomers, fueled by more than 10,000 a day turning 65 through 2030, threatens to land an economic and humanitarian wallop that can be avoided if we wake up and collectively ensure the care and housing that all elders deserve, no matter their economic standing. Without action too many of our elders will face substandard housing, inadequate care, poor nutrition, unaffordable prescriptions and the high levels of anxiety and depression that make people sicker and lead to multiple emergency room visits. Inaction costs money. And the price tag will be substantially higher tomorrow if we don’t invest in…
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Meet St. Luke’s New CEO

Meet St. Luke’s New CEO

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Linda Hollis, PhD, joined St. Luke's as Chief Executive Officer on April 8. Her career spans more than 20 years in various sectors including nonprofits, behavioral health clinics, educational institutions and nursing homes always holding Elder care near and dear. Most recently, Hollis served as Executive Director of Catholic Community Services in Tucson and Sierra Vista. “We are thrilled to have an individual of Hollis’ caliber as the new head of St. Luke’s Home,” said Nancy Nagle, President of the St. Luke’s Board of Directors. “Her combined expertise with Elders and in executive leadership roles make her the ideal candidate to work with the St. Luke’s Board as we continue to build St. Luke’s as a model of high-quality assisted-living for low-income Elders.” Hollis holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and…
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